Expedia Inc has acquired Travelocity from Sabre Corporation for USD 280 million in cash. As announced by both Expedia Inc and Sabre Corporation, the acquisition follows the 2013 strategic marketing agreement between Expedia, Inc. and Travelocity under which Expedia has powered the technology platforms for Travelocity’s US and Canadian websites along with providing Travelocity access to Expedia, Inc.’s supply and customer service program.
“Travelocity is one of the most recognized travel brands in North America, offering thousands of travel destinations to more than 20 million travelers per month,” said Dara Khosrowshahi, Expedia, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer. “The strategic marketing agreement we’ve had in place has been a marriage of Travelocity’s strong brand with our best-in-class booking platform, supply base, and customer service. Evolving this relationship strengthens the Expedia Inc. family’s ability to continue to innovate and deliver the very best travel experiences to the widest set of travelers, all over the world.”
“Our primary focus at Sabre is to provide mission-critical software solutions to our global airline, hospitality, and travel agency customers – and to help them support their customers every day,” said Tom Klein, Sabre President and Chief Executive Officer. “We have had a long and fruitful partnership with Expedia, most recently by partnering to strengthen the Travelocity business, so our decision to divest Travelocity is a logical next step for us both.”
Expedia Inc is one of the world’s largest travel companies, with an extensive brand portfolio that includes leading online travel brands like expedia.com, hotels.com, venere.com, trivago.com and carrental.com.
Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA,Sabre corporation is a leading technology provider to the global travel and tourism industry. Sabre’s software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by airlines and hotel properties to manage critical operations, including passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, flight, network and crew management.